Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted he might want to convey extra silverware to the membership in an effort to see out the brand new contract he signed on Friday.
Valverde has dedicated his future to the membership for one more season with an choice for an extra 12 months, which might take him to 4 years in cost if he stays till the summer season of 2021.
Barca go into Saturday’s sport in opposition to Actual Valladolid main rivals Actual Madrid by six factors in LaLiga with 15 video games to go, and Valverde is aware of his new deal doesn’t scale back the stress to maintain delivering trophies.
“Intentions are at all times for one of the best however we all know what soccer is like,” he mentioned. “The outcomes matter. The whole lot is unsure. I perceive that the membership sees the outcomes and trusts extra will arrive with me.
“After we discuss in regards to the (contract size) it’s since you’ve finished properly otherwise you’re anticipated to do properly. In any membership it’s as a result of issues have gone properly. With the intention to get to 4 years we’re obliged to win, to gather titles.
“It’s the one method to have the ability to proceed, I’m clear about that.”
Victory over Valladolid could be a welcome solution to rejoice Valverde’s new contract, notably given Barca have drawn their final two league video games to lose momentum at a time when the Champions League spherical of 16 conflict with Lyon and the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg in opposition to Actual Madrid are looming.
“Now we have began an vital sequence of matches,” he mentioned. “We haven’t forgotten we’ve drawn the final two video games within the league, so now we’ve 4 vital matches which might be the decisive a part of our season.”
Valladolid journey to the Nou Camp simply three factors above the relegation zone. Whereas few will give them a lot hope of taking something from the sport, coach Sergio Gonzalez has advised his gamers to method the sport like they might another.
“We comply with the identical methodology, the identical planning with the identical want as in different video games, even figuring out the circumstances and their significance,” he mentioned. “We wish to play sport even when we all know its issue.”
Gonzalez joked that he could be pleased to see Valverde make wholesale modifications to his aspect given the run of fixtures Barca have on the horizon.
“I hope Ernesto Valverde decides to rotate, although we should put together to face his greatest gamers,” he mentioned.
“Once I was a participant I wished to face one of the best, however as a coach I would favor it in the event that they rested (Lionel) Messi.”
He appears unlikely to get his want given Barcelona will likely be eager to maintain Madrid and all people else at arm’s size.
“Now we have had the standard opponents,” Valverde mentioned. “Actual Madrid, Atletico, Valencia, Sevilla…We aren’t afraid to go first.”